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Established in 1953, the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV) is the oldest Buddhist Teaching Centre in Australia.

As well as offering a vibrant teaching program at the Buddhaloka Centre in East Malvern, in September 2014, monastics from the Buddhaloka Centre and from Sanghamittarama, our vihara for bhikkhunis, moved to the newly established Newbury Buddhist Monastery. NBM a beautiful 150 acre property at Newbury, about 100 kms north-west of Melbourne.

On May 24th, 2015, Newbury Buddhist Monastery was officially opened by Ajahn Brahm, the spiritual adviser of the BSV.

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Event Calendar

August 2016

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Chitra deSilva . (2M)
  • Guided Meditation facilitated by a lay teacher (Adrian Tee)
2
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana required. Pls book this date. (3M)
  • Guided Meditation facilitated by Bhante Buddharakkhita
3
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana required. Please book this date for providing lunch dana. (3M)
  • Melbourne Insight Meditation Group with Dharma Facilitators & invited Lay teachers (not conducted by BSV)
4
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Nadeeka K.(2M)
  • Meditation & Dhamma Talk by Sayadaw U Pandita
  • BSV Library Open
5
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana required. Please book this date for providing lunch dana. (3M)
6
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Vibusha P. (2M)
  • Teens Group Workshop (for secondary school students)
7
  • Unguided Meditation
  • Dhamma talk given by Bhante Jag - In the Present Moment : What Does this Mean?
  • Communal Lunch
  • Sutta Study led by Bhante Buddharakkhita
8
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Harini (3M)
  • Guided Meditation facilitated by a lay teacher (Brendan Payne)
9
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Samudra (3M)
  • Unraveling Our Emotions - Talk by Ven. Robina Courtin
10
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Swani (2M)
  • Melbourne Insight Meditation Group with Dharma Facilitators & invited Lay teachers (not conducted by BSV)
11
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Ranjith & Irene (2M)
  • Meditation & Dhamma Talk by Sayadaw U Pandita
  • BSV Library Open
12
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Ranjani (2M)
13
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Neluka (2M)
14
  • Unguided Meditation
  • Dhamma talk given by Bhante Buddharakkhita - Freedom through Non-clinging to Views : The Buddha's Teaching on Right View and Decision-Making
  • Communal Lunch
  • BSV Committee Meeting
15
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Bimba (2M)
  • Guided Meditation facilitated by a lay teacher (Adrian Tee)
16
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Dirk (2M)
  • Guided Meditation facilitated by Bhante Buddharakkhita
17
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Samanthi (2M )
  • Melbourne Insight Meditation Group with Dharma Facilitators & invited Lay teachers (not conducted by BSV)
18
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Ratna (2M)
  • Meditation & Dhamma Talk by Sayadaw U Pandita
  • BSV Library Open
19
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Cora T, Hiranthi (2M)
20
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Lakshman G (1M = offsite with Pushpika)
21
  • Unguided Meditation
  • Dhamma talk given by Bhante Buddharakhita : Freedom of the Heart and Mind: The Buddha's Attitude toward loving-kindness and Compassion
  • Communal Lunch
22
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Jinanie (2M)
  • Guided Meditation facilitated by a lay teacher (Brendan Payne)
23
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana (2M) by Hiranthi
  • Guided Meditation facilitated by Bhante Buddharakkhita
24
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana Mahinda (2M)
  • Melbourne Insight Meditation Group with Dharma Facilitators & invited Lay teachers (not conducted by BSV)
25
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Susan and Eddie (2M)
  • Meditation & Dhamma Talk by Sayadaw U Pandita
  • BSV Library Open
26
  • Meal : (2M)Lunch dana will be provided by Ranee Ranathunga
27
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana - All Monastics attending the Winter Warming Fundraiser
28
  • Unguided Meditation
  • Dhamma talk given by ChiKwang Sunim
  • Communal Lunch
  • Sutta Study led by Bhante Buddharakkhita
29
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana required. Pls book this date for providing lunch dana. (2M)
  • Guided Meditation facilitated by a lay teacher (Adrian Tee)
30
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch dana by Dirk (2M)
  • Guided Meditation facilitated by Bhante Buddharakkhita
31
  • Meal (Dana): Lunch Dana by Cora & Liv (2M)
  • Melbourne Insight Meditation Group with Dharma Facilitators & invited Lay teachers (not conducted by BSV)

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The Buddhist Society of Victoria Inc
71 Darling Road,
Malvern East, 3145 Victoria,
Australia.
Inc No. A0023538B
ABN. 89 738 755 249
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